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A Movie to Touch the Soul

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Disney Plus new release: “Soul” On December 25, 2020, Disney Plus released “Soul,” which follows a middle school jazz teacher named Joe and an annoying soul named 22. Joe has a near death experience that helps him appreciate the family he would have left behind and the friends he has never really gotten to know.

Remembering Billie Jean

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Honoring her legacy and everlasting impact On December 23, 2020 it was discovered that Dr. Billie Jean Wiebe, Ph.D., associate professor of Communication and English and Director of the Communications program, had passed away. Her death has left a wave of heartbroken students, faculty and alumni behind.  Born on December 27, 1951, she was named

Photos remembering Billie Jean

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Photo Credit: Fresno Pacific University Archives Photograph Collection Billie Jean (back right) attending the ribbon-cutting dedication at Wiebe Education Center, Jan. 14, 1990. She is seen standing behind Pacific College President Richard Kriegbaum, who is cutting the ribbon. Photo Credit: Fresno Pacific University Archives Photograph Collection Photo Credit: Fresno Pacific University Archives Photograph Collection Photo

Syrinx Seniors Move Forward Through Looking Back

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Graduation is a time of both celebration and accomplishment. We have worked towards a goal in education that will allow us to pursue a further one in life. All of us have a different path leading us away from Fresno Pacific. In looking forward, we are reminded of what brought us all here in the

COVID Christmas

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Christmas Trends of 2020 With Christmas less than a month away, and COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in the United States, many people still want to make this holiday season a special one. This can be more stressful for those who want to avoid large crowds and social gatherings, but doesn’t need to put a

The Liberator Delivers

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Mini-series on Netflix brings history to life in new way Netflix’s new series, “The Liberator”, may have been short-lived, but its impact  on viewers has proven longer-lasting. The mini-series centers around a soldier’s 500-day experience in World War II. The series depicts the harsh realities that he  and many other soldiers faced at the time.

Up, Up, and Away

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FPU tuition is raised despite pandemic and other university responses Fresno Pacific University tuition was raised to $16,477 a semester for the 2020-2021, up from $15,983 for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a $494 increase per semester from the last school year. Many universities raise their rate each academic year in order to adjust

Six Feet Closer

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The Case For Returning to In-Person Classes On October 2 and 10, Fresno Pacific University announced that it planned to reopen for the upcoming Spring 2021 semester, and offered a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid classes for students. This decision sparked a large-scale, but ultimately little-publicized, debate among students and teachers alike about the

Where Did Thanksgiving Go?

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Remember to be Thankful in November before Rudolph Barges In Ah, Thanksgiving! It’s that time again, gentle Syrinx readers, and it seems like the whole country is ready too. You have your fall colors, typically associated with .  . . wait—there’s elves . . . and, did they put up Santa? I think I hear

Is hybrid helping your students?

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Taking a chance for socialization by lowering face-to-face opportunity A majority of students spend a required 13 years of their lives in a classroom or having similar in-person instruction. Then the pandemic came and closed classroom doors. Students could no longer  physically interact with their teachers or peers .  Across the country, we began to

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